Hospital safety largely unchanged since resident schedule reform

02/24/2014 |

Although reforms in resident work schedules were associated with 2.8% lower odds of 30-day readmission and 1.4% higher odds of needing intensive care, there was no significant difference in length of stay, inpatient mortality and hospital-acquired conditions, a study found. The research, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, compared outcomes before and after changes to physician schedules implemented in 2011.

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